Former Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mahapatra dies at the age of 77

Mohapatra represented Odisha in the Rajya Sabha and was the political advisor of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Pyarimohan Mohapatra, a politician from the Odisha Jana Morcha and a member of Parliament, passed away today at the age of 77. He had been admitted to the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai in a critical condition three months ago.

Mohapatra represented Odisha in the Rajya Sabha and was the political advisor of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

He started his career as an IAS officer and was principal secretary to Biju Patnaik. He was considered as the mastermind and the proxy leader of the Biju Janata Dal for more than two decades.

Odisha Congress posted a condolence message on their official Twitter handle.

Our deep condolences to bereaved family on sad demise of Former Rajya Sabha member Late Pyarimohan Mohapatra. May his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/5C0PnsAaUY

&; Odisha Congress (@pccodisha) March 19, 2017